CFAES scientist Rattan Lal (pictured) has been busy lately.
The Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science joined a Dec. 4 National Public Radio panel discussion called
“The Ground Beneath Our Feet”; was quoted in a Dec. 3 New York Times opinion piece titled “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet”; and keynoted three recent international events related to soils, carbon and climate change.
Lal is also the director of our college’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center.
Visit the center’s website.
The CFAES-managed OSU Sheep Team blog, featuring new research and advice for Ohioans raising sheep, is back and better after a three-year hiatus.
Visit the blaaag.
magazine recently included CFAES aquaculture specialist Matt Smith (pictured) on its Successful Farming list of 10 exceptional Extension specialists from across the U.S.
Smith’s No. 1 priority, says the
newsletter of CFAES’s Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, where he’s based, is to “work toward expanding sustainable and profitable fish farms in the state of Ohio.”
Read the . Succesful Farming story
Nicole Sintov of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, featured in our
previous post, talks about what drives earth-friendly decisions in the video above.
Ohio State’s Peace Corps coordinator, Gail Messick, who works out of CFAES’s International Programs in Agriculture office, is looking for upcoming graduates with agricultura l and environmental backgrounds.
Check out the openings.
CFAES’s second annual Precision University will show farmers new ways to apply fertilizer that (1) keep it from running off the land, getting into water and possibly feeding harmful algal blooms; and (2) give them more bang for their fertilizer buck.
It’s on Jan. 11 in London, about 30 miles west of Columbus.
Read more and register.
The Sustainable World Tour, a public awareness campaign by CFAES’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, leaves to go west today, Dec. 26, with stops set in Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and at the Cotton Bowl football game in Dallas, which involves some fellow Buckeyes.
The tour aims to promote biobased products and sustainability.
Follow the tour. (Photo: OBIC.)
Check out some holiday fun with science — reindeer DO go ‘click, click, click’; a reindeer can have a red nose — along with some cold reality: “ Global Warming Threatens Caribou.” Reindeer are the same species as caribou, Rangifer tarandus.
The 2018 annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is Feb. 15-17 in Dayton.
CFAES is one of the sponsors.
Register to attend.